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Fire and Fever [electronic resource]: London 1665-1666

Eagle Rock Entertainment
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program shows London as an overcrowded, filthy city ripe for the two disastrous events destined to strike at its heart within one year's time. In the first part of the program, set in 1665, a live actor uses vivid descriptions by period character Dr. Nathaniel Hodges, and readings from Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year, to show a society stretched to its limits by raging disease. Superstitions surrounding the disease are discussed, along with the social and political factors that contributed to its onset and spread. In the second part of the program, an actor playing period character Samuel Pepys uses readings from Pepys' diary to explain the causes and provide political and social insights into the fire that in 1666 destroyed most of London, including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Royal Exchange.
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53 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 19, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
London 1665-1666
  • Fever of 1665 (1:45)
  • Hot Bed for Disease (3:37)
  • 17th Standards (3:43)
  • Treating the Plague (3:07)
  • Chronicling Death (3:21)
  • Plague Kills Many (2:56)
  • Combating the Plague in 1665 (2:55)
  • Reign of Terror Eases (1:42)
  • London's Short Reprieve (1:28)
  • London's Great Fire (4:24)
  • A Tinderbox (2:57)
  • Flammable Conditions (3:02)
  • Fire Rages in London (5:07)
  • Fire Consumes London (2:52)
  • After the Fire (3:17)
  • Rebuilding London (2:32)
  • Surviving Trials and Tribulations (1:33)
  • Credits: Fire and Fever: London 1665-1666 (1:28)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1993.
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6646 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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